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2773Filling in the rendering section: <link> interactivity and the browser UI2009-02-10 09:28
@@ -63400,20 +63400,32 @@ textarea { binding: <i title="">textarea</i>; }</pre>
   to let them know at a minimum which domains will be contacted as
   part of such auditing.</p>
   <p>User agents are expected to allow users to <span>navigate</span>
   <span title="browsing context">browsing contexts</span> to the
   resources <span title="resolve a url">indicated</span> by the <code
   title="">cite</code> attributes on <code>q</code>,
   <code>blockquote</code>, <code>ins</code>, and <code>del</code>
+  <p>User agents are expected to surface <span
+  title="hyperlink">hyperlinks</span> created by <code>link</code>
+  elements in their user interface.</p>
+  <p class="note">While <code>link</code> elements that create <span
+  title="hyperlink">hyperlinks</span> will match the ':link' or
+  ':visited' pseudo-classes, will react to clicks if visible, and so
+  forth, this does not extend to any browser interface constructs that
+  expose those same links. Activating a link through the browser's
+  interface, rather than in the page itself, does not trigger <code
+  title="event-click">click</code> events and the like.</p>
   <h4>The <code>mark</code> element</h4>
   <p>User agents are expected to allow the user to cycle through all
   the <code>mark</code> elements in a <code>Document</code>. User
   agents are also expected to bring their existence to the user's
   attention, even when they are off-screen, e.g. by highlighting
   portions of the scroll bar that represent portions of the document
   that contain <code>mark</code> elements.</p>